Friday, February 26, 2010

Orchid Show

We are finally seeing an end to winter here. The temps are in the 40's (finally!), but we are not completely out of the woods yet. A few weeks ago when spring didn't seem quite so imminent the Minnesota Arboretum held an orchid show.

Each one is so delicate, exotic and colorful.

The one above was one of my favorites. It was in a glass case as part of a collection of smaller orchids.

I have tried to grow them, but have never had much luck. The cat knocking them over probably didn't help.

I am in such a mood for flowers that I completed a set of eyeglass cases covered in blooms. These go to California and will also be for sale on our website soon. Here's to Spring!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Embroidery Project

I decided to revisit a type of needlework I did years ago; a purely decorative item for my first 'bedroom' piece. The samplers I did in the past were mostly cross stitch. This one is truly embroidered using satin, stem,chain, and french knot stitches. The design is original and I still have some work to do in the corners.

When I finish that I will stretch and frame it and it will be ready to hang. I think the next bedroom piece will be embroidered pillow cases with possibly crocheted trim.

Monday, February 15, 2010

OWOH winner

Congratulations to Zan Asha of, the winner of this year's giveaway! Her name was selected using a random number generator. I enjoyed this year's event and thank everyone for stopping by and visiting. Thanks to Lisa for another successful year, I hope to do it again next time.
Our new website/online store is up and running. We will be adding new products all the time and hope everyone will check it out often! it is also on my sidebar. The next posts will continue my household chest projects. See you then!